The number of confirmed swine flu cases in Kentucky has reached 88 and the state probably will see more, health officials said Tuesday.
Scott County has confirmed 12 cases, second only to Jefferson County, which has 45.
Fayette County has recorded six confirmed cases.
The numbers can be somewhat confusing, because they represent total cases recorded since early last month. Many patients have recovered or are recovering, officials said, and symptoms generally have been mild.
"We are continuing to see cases. It has not leveled off yet, and we expect to see more cases," said Beth Fisher, a spokeswoman for the state Department for Public Health. "We're still advising people to take precautions and seek health care if they are sick."
Kentucky continues to fare better than some other states, such as Indiana, where 155 cases had been confirmed by Tuesday morning. Nearly two-thirds of Indiana's cases have occurred in people from ages 5 to 24.
Many of Kentucky's recent cases have been among school-age children, Fisher noted.
"Nationally, the median age is 17, so our cases seem to be on par with what's happening around the country," she said.
Fisher said it's unclear why Scott County has twice as many cases as Fayette, which has a larger population.
"It's probably too early to tell," she said. "We're still tracking cases. We don't know if there are factors that could cause a disproportionate amount of cases, or even if there is a disproportionate amount of cases. These are things we still want to learn."